Definition of drifting in English:



  • 1Carried slowly by a current of air or water.

    ‘a drifting ocean liner’
    ‘behind them rose the broken highlands crowned with drifting clouds’
    1. 1.1Moving passively, aimlessly, or involuntarily.
      ‘the drifting economy spells more trouble for the government's balance sheet’
    2. 1.2Continually moving from place to place, without any fixed home or job.
      ‘a play about a drifting teenager in Dublin’
  • 2(especially of snow or leaves) blown into heaps by the wind.

    ‘long stretches of drifting snow’